A 45-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly mixing meth inside a Tulsa, Oklahoma store. Purportedly the woman spent an inordinate time in Walmart engaging in activity that could have been dangerous to other people in the store.
According to Fox 23, police arrested the woman for endeavoring to manufacture meth at the Tulsa Walmart.
Reportedly the woman was caught on surveillance video as having been in the store for several hours; security staff noted the woman exhibiting suspicious behavior and called Tulsa police.
CNN reported the woman was grabbing bottles off the shelves and mixing them with lithium and drain cleaner.
Police arrived at approximately 6 p.m. as the woman was mixing the unpredictable potion in the back of the store.
"When I saw her she had just finished mixing sulfuric acid with starter fluid in a bottle,” says Officer David Shelby.
According to KSDK, when questioned, Halfmoon denied attempting to make meth in the store, but firefighters at the scene say otherwise.
“When firefighters were on the scene she made statements to them that is what she was doing, she was attempting to obtain these chemicals and was in the process of trying to manufacture meth. However, she said she was not very good at it,” said Shelby.
Reportedly she told respondents to the scene she was "too broke" to buy the chemicals.
An officer on the scene, who did not realize the bottle was active, picked up the bottle to discard it and was injured as the mix burned through the bottle and his gloves. He was medically treated at a local hospital for chemical burns and is reportedly okay.
No one else in the store was hurt and customers did not need to be evacuated.
However, some of the toxic potion had also spilled on one of Walmart's shelves, and ate through some of the metal.
Elizabeth Alisha Greta Halfmoon, 45, also known to go by the name of Alisha Halfmoon, had recently been arrested for a related crime, and was just released from jail on Dec. 6, having received a deferred sentence and bonded out on $7,500.
Halfmoon is now being held on $100,000 bond for the current charges, and her arraignment is set for Dec. 16.
In other crime-related news recently occurring at Walmart, last week Digital Journal reported syringes were found in various items of clothing in a Georgia Walmart with four separate incidents of customers getting pricked by the hypodermic needles.